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The Best Careers for People Who Are Very Organized

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Organized people have more in common than their detail-oriented natures -- they tend to be optimistic, conscientious, decisive, focused, prepared and goal-oriented. They know how to multitask, where to prioritize and when to ask for assistance. People who keep every aspect of their lives in order often end up in careers that highlight their organizational skills. For example, they may become product managers, who are in charge of marketing and publishing technical specifications for new products.

Planning and Preparing

Event planners arrange services for gatherings like parties and weddings, but some specialize. For example, convention service managers work for or hotels or convention centers and coordinate details of major events, from decorations to refreshments to entertainment. Event planning typically requires a bachelor’s degree, but employers and clients prefer candidates with prior experience. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that meeting, convention and event planners earned an average annual wage of $50,190, as of May 2013.

Categorizing and Storing

Archivists oversee and determine the worth of historically valuable documents and permanent records, which are carefully categorized in computer archives. Most archivists also organize details for lectures and tours, from the content to be discussed to marketing the event itself. Archiving usually requires a graduate degree, and those with backgrounds in the collection they oversee, like medicine or business, tend to hold an edge with employers.According to the BLS, archivists earned a mean income of $52,670 per year, as of May 2013.

Crunching and Recording

There are primarily three types of accountants -- those who work in government, in management and for the public, and all need to be well organized. For example, public accountants handle auditing, accounting, consulting and tax-related duties for individuals or small businesses. Most accountants check for accuracy and store records and important documents for their clients. Accounting typically requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree. The BLS notes that accountants and auditors earned an average annual wage of $72,500, as of May 2013.

Designing and Situating

Some people actually make a career out of organizing and become professional organizers or organization specialists. Professional organizers create categorical systems that work for each client and show them how to maintain a neat environment. They may coordinate activities for clients moving across the country or simply design an efficient office or closet. There are no educational requirements for professional organizers, but employers tend to prefer those with prior experience in the type of organizing being sought. According to SimplyHired, professional organizers averaged $42,000 per year, as of May 2014.


Based in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, Megan Torrance left her position as the general manager for five Subway restaurants to focus on her passion for writing. Torrance specializes in creating content for career-oriented, motivated individuals and small business owners. Her work has been published on such sites as Chron, GlobalPost and eHow.

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